It’s the waterfront meeting destination hotel you’ve been waiting for.

Create a memorable event at the all-new Beaufort Hotel NC, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member. Located on the Southern Outer Banks, the hotel offers a unique meeting destination on the Crystal Coast of Eastern North Carolina. Our conference space will appeal to businesses and organizations seeking a unique environment for their meetings. The Rachel Carson Ballroom can accommodate up to 280 people. The Beaufort Hotel is the premier waterfront wedding venue on the Crystal Coast for receptions and ceremonies.




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Unparalleled Meetings & Events in Eastern North Carolina

Contact our dedicated Events Manager to oversee the smooth running of your event. We can create a special event package to fit your style and your budget.

Discover Meeting Venues & Floor Plans

Explore our floor plans & seating charts for your unparalleled meeting or event at the Beaufort Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member. A creative design concept and floor plan allows our highly skilled event staff to offer a personalized experience for our guests – one that suits their style and needs.

Meeting Venues
large ballroom venue with detailed round tables and place settings for a luxury event

Rachel Carson Ballroom

Divisible into four sections, the Rachel Carson Ballroom is the premier meeting space in Carteret County with 4,378 square feet of function space. It accommodates 400 people for a seated dinner or standup receptions for 500. This stylish ballroom can host business meetings with 228 attendees in a classroom-style setting and 480 theatre style.

Horse Island, Bird Schoal, Carrot Island & Town Marsh

Appropriately named after the marshes on Rachel Carson Reserve – Horse Island, Bird Schoal, Carrot Island, and Town Marsh – are the names of each of the four salons of the grand ballroom. Each individual salon offers 1,095 square feet of dining space for 72 people and 112 for receptions.

Pre-Function Area

Just outside the Rachel Carson Ballroom is 2,850 square feet of flexible function space for receptions up to 140 people.

The Board Room

The Board Room with natural light can accommodate up to 10 people.

Outdoor Pavilion built around the water's edge

Outdoor Pavilion

Located on the banks of Taylor’s Creek, the Outdoor Pavilion offers over 1,100 square feet of function space with beautiful views of Rachel Carson Reserve, home to over 30 wild horses. This venue provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for meetings, receptions, weddings, ceremonies, dinners, corporate networking, and team building. Ideal for receptions up to 110 people and seated events for 90.

Shackleford Room

With views of Rachel Carson Reserve and Taylor’s Creek, the Shackleford Room offers an abundance of natural sunlight. This room is ideal for hosting private corporate dinners and breakout space for up to 50 people and receptions for 100. The room has a private entrance to the outdoor patio.

Marlin Room

Located on the second floor of The BoatHouse at Front Street Village, the Marlin room offers 1,080 square feet of event space and can accommodate 80 people for a seated event and receptions for 140.Guests can walk out on the Lookout Deck and see some incredible water views.

Floor Plans
Meeting RoomFt. 2BanquetReceptionClassroomTheaterConferenceU-Shape
Rachel Carson Ballroom4,378400500228480
Shackleford Room6725010042642024
Board Room3181210
Marlin Room1,08080140241252630
Pavilion (Outdoors)1,10090120100
Pre-Function Area (Indoors)2,850140
Rachel Carson BallroomFt. 2BanquetReceptionClassroomTheaterConferenceU-Shape
Horse Island1,09572112641082432
Bird Shoal1,09572112641082432
Carrot Island1,09572112641082432
Town Marsh1,09572112641082432
Crafting the Perfect Event

Contact us today at (252) 728-3000 or by emailing to begin planning your meeting or event.

Communication & Entertainment

Concealed Projection Screens


Audio Visual Equipment

Microphones & iPod Sources

Background Music Capability

On-Site Event Manager

Dedicated Events Manager

Personalized Event Attention

Event Coordination

Spouse Programs

Team Building

Food & Beverages

Custom Banquet Menus

Full-Service Catering & Bar Service

Creative Meeting Breaks

Theme Menus

The Gem of the Crystal Coast

The Beaufort Hotel NC, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, is a unique reflection of the local community. Our staff is committed to sharing their insider knowledge of the places, moments and experiences that makes the Crystal Coast destination special.